Manship Theatre will screen the Oscar-nominated foreign film, No, Wednesday. The film features a brilliant performance from Gael García Bernal, who plays René Saavedra, a Chilean PR man who tries to mount a press campaign against General Augusto Pinochet in 1988. The film's screening starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8.50. Student and senior pricing is also available. No is rated R. View the trailer here.
Actor Joe Chrest has never seen the Sean Penn-led 2006 adaptation of All the King's Men, and he doesn't want to. Audiences may be relieved that the stage and screen veteran, portraying Jack Burden—the novel's flawed narrator and conflicted associate of the Huey P. Long-esque Gov. Willie Stark—is not basing his latest theatrical performance on the Baton Rouge-set film most critics called a missed opportunity.
Sue Turner's work with the Louisiana Art & Science Museum began as a Junior League project but quickly grew into a passion. In addition to her hands-on service, she and her late husband Bert offered financial support that helped to build the museum's art collection and led to the renovation of the Illinois Central Railway Station building and the dedication of the Bert S. Turner Family Atrium.
When it comes to food and storytelling, Louisiana is in a class by itself, especially when the two are intertwined.
Although the temperature is still abnormally high outside and mind-numbingly cold inside—thanks to air-conditioning in office buildings, restaurants and shopping centers—we are headed full speed into fall.
The first time Sue Turner visited famed African-American artist Frank Hayden on the Southern University campus more than three decades ago, he introduced her to his students as his sister.
In a guest column by the dean of the LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts, Laurence Kaptain says the college "is one of LSU's most productive units when measured in terms of economic impact to the Baton Rouge metropolitan area." Citing an economic impact study by Americans for the Arts, a national nonprofit organization, Kaptain says the performances and events produced by the college annually bring in more than $13 million. Besides the more than 1.6 million people who hear the Tiger Marching Band in live performances annually, he says, the college—which also includes Swine Palace, LSU Opera, the School of Music and Department of Theatre—supports 465 full-time equivalent jobs. Kaptain says the college also generates more than $1.2 million in local and state taxes. "Contrary to popular belief, it would be more expensive not to have a College of Music & Dramatic Arts than to have one," Kaptain says. "Our college generates greater economic impact than the size of the...
Just as creativity and artistic expression project paradox and irony, the College of Music & Dramatic Arts is one of LSU's most productive units when measured in terms of economic impact to the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.